Ideas for Outdoor Living

Design your dream patio or porch, check out your favorite pools, or steal an idea for dress up your outdoor space.

8 Cool Pools

Oceanside pools aren’t just for posh resorts. Find a style you’d love coming home to―whether it’s a luxurious infinity version or a petite lap pool that opens right up to your family room―and take the plunge.

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Family fun centers around this rectangular pool complete with a built in deck at the top and a hot tub.
Photographer: Tria Giovan

Bring On The Fun

Why We Love It: Steps away from the beach, the pool area―complete with hot tub―is the center of this home’s outdoor living space. A stylish addition to above-ground pools, decking built right up to the pool’s edge creates a private boardwalk. A large dining table and pots planted with native grasses dress up the deck.

Before You Dive In: Evaluate your location. This pool is built above ground because the shoreline of Fire Island, New York, constantly shifts.

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